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Jacob Haines: An Old Contemptible

Jacob Haines: An Old Contemptible

Journey of a working class boy from Elizabeth Terrace, Salisbury St, Liverpool to a professional soldier in the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and a prisoner of war for over 3 and a half years.

Grandad and World War One

Grandad and World War One

Grandad, John (Jack)William Knott, born 25th November 1898. Joined the Liverpool King’s Regiment in 1914.

Brenda Joynson – an adventurous nurse from Warrington

Brenda Joynson – an adventurous nurse from Warrington

Brenda Joynson was a qualified nurse from Warrington. When war broke out, eschewing the military nursing services, she joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, an independent all-women paramedical organisation which managed to get to the Western Front in spite of official opposition. The FANY eventually served with three Allied Armies; Belgian, French and British.

A Family at War – The Effects of the First World War on the family of John and Elizabeth Royden of Liverpool(1872-1920)

A Family at War – The Effects of the First World War on the family of John and Elizabeth Royden of Liverpool(1872-1920)

The First World War had a devastating effect on the family of John and Elizabeth Royden, and for those at home their lives would never be the same again. Three fathers lost their lives and twelve children would no longer see their parent walk through the door of the family home again. This new biography covers the family in their original home, close to the bustling port of nineteenth century Liverpool, before looking at each of the children in turn to see how their lives were changed by the First World war. There are surprises when a link to cousins in New York is finally confirmed, plus the discovery of cousins whose link was previously unknown – all descended from John and Elizabeth – who were all able to add to this fascinating and sad story.

The saving of the guns

The saving of the guns

E.W. Alexander’s part in the saving of the guns at Elouges and winning the Victoria Cross